International Fundraising

Top 10 2013 Fundraising Lessons for 2014
January 6, 2014

Here are 10 2013 fundraising lessons for 2014: 1. Promote diversity in your international fundraising team. 2. Foster a fundraising and partnership culture across your organization. 3. Attention on private-sector fundraising is overrated. 4. Donor reporting is the most important step in the fundraising cycle. 5. Focus on building internal strengths and external support will follow. 6. Nurture individual relationships in donor institutions. 7. Communicate about not communicating. 8. Invest in staff education, new learning and training. 9. Travel internally within your organization first. 10. Small things are all that matters in the end.

New Bow for CARE Packages
November 7, 2013

The CARE package, once a familiar symbol of providing relief overseas, is being taken down from the shelf, dusted off and reimagined for a new generation of potential donors. CARE USA, part of the CARE International federation, is to introduce this month a marketing campaign that brings back the CARE package to represent what the organization does. This time, however, the CARE package is being portrayed as less of a symbol of short-term charity and more of a means of long-term empowerment.

Blast From the Past: International Strategy in Action (May 2008)
June 3, 2013

In the May 2008 issue, FundRaising Success looked at how one midsized international fundraising nonprofit learned valuable lessons from jumping into a program too fast and for the wrong reasons in the story, "International Strategy in Action."

Looking Back: Fundraising Around the World (2008)
February 20, 2013

In May 2008, we practically turned over the reins of the magazine to global fundraising consultant Tony Elischer, who acted as guest editor and compiled stories from fundraisers from around the world for a comprehensive look at international trends and challenges.

Mission of the Month: International Aid
January 8, 2013

To kick off 2013, January's Mission of the Month is International Aid. There are countless charities worldwide that go across national boarders to address global issues and solicit funds, and with the economy affecting the entire globe, now's a great time to highlight those international aid missions.

What Can Fundraisers Learn From Different Cultures' Charitable Giving?
September 12, 2012

It is clear that each region around the world has different cultures, channels, modes of interpersonal relationships (particularly about charity) and different infrastructures. Thus each region has different lessons to teach the rest of the world about fundraising. In tune with this, the International Fundraising Congress for the first time ever this year will be introducing specific sessions offering new perspectives, case studies and insights on fundraising from different geographical areas around the globe including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.